The New School, NYC, May 12, 2006
BOMB Magazine celebrated its 25th Anniversary year of publishing legendary interviews with an all-star line-up of literary talents featured in BOMB’s Spring 2006 “Living Legends” Anniversary issue. The event took place in The New School’s infamous Tishman Auditorium and included readings by Paula Fox, Amy Hempel, Patricia Spears Jones, Lynne Tillman, and Frederic Tuten.
Paula Fox is the author of 30 books, including several award-winning children’s books and numerous highly acclaimed novels, like Desperate Characters and The Widow’s Children. Her most recent memoir is The Coldest Winter: A Stringer in Liberated Europe. Her achievements include being a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and winning the PEN Memoir Award in 2001. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Photo: Coliena Rentmeester, courtesy of the author and Henry Holt and Company.
Amy Hempel is the author of many short story collections, including The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel and 2005’s The Dog of the Marriage. She has been the recipient of a Hobson Award and Guggenheim Fellowship, and her work has been anthologized in The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. She is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine.
Patricia Spears Jones is the author of the collections Femme du Monde and The Weather That Kills. Her poems are widely anthologized and she is a contributing editor to Heliotrope and co-editor of the anthology Ordinary Women: An Anthology of New York City Women. She was one of five poets commissioned by Mabou Mines for a performance piece entitled “Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting,” which was performed in New York in the summer of 2007. Photo: Teri Slotkin.
Lynne Tillman is the author of four novels, three collections of short stories, one collection of essays, and two nonfiction books. Tillman’s novel, No Lease on Life, was a New York Times Notable Book of 1998 and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her novel, American Genius: A Comedy, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2006. Photo: David Hofstra.
Frederic Tuten’s latest novel is The Green Hour. His previous books include Tintin in the New World, Van Gogh’s Bad Café, Tallien: A Brief Romance, and The Adventures of Mao in the Long March. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and has received the Award for Distinguished Writing from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives and works in New York City.